... it just doesn't seem like Christmas this year, truth be told... sure, the tree is up... and a steady stream of Christmas Cards fill the mailbox every afternoon, but it just feels like something is missing... I'm thinking gingerbread or holly...

... the packages are wrapped as well... sitting almost mournfully under the small white tree... costume jewelry and a pink corduroy jacket both lovingly wrapped... picked out by a charming black fellow who asked attentive questions about my beloved as he escorted me to the various racks and shelves of the store... a homosexual man with exquisitely manicured fingernails as I remember... long, too, like a lady's... between the two of us, we managed to find gifts The Wife will love...

... bloody hell... shopping in Chattanooga... it just gets stranger and stranger every year...

... I really can't put my finger on it... but it just doesn't seem like Christmas this year...

by Eric on December 16, 2005 | Bullshit (8) | TrackBack (0) | SWG Stories
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Hasn't felt like Christmas for the past few years, but that's just me.

I haven't had the privilege of shopping with your direct opposite.

Bullshitted by That 1 Guy on December 16, 2005 10:06 AM

.. I know, same here... but hey, we made quite a team when it came to picking out presents..

Bullshitted by Eric on December 16, 2005 10:08 AM

I think Christmas just snuck up on me, because I'm not as Christmasy as I usually am either. But, we have snow, so that's a bonus.

Bullshitted by oddybobo on December 16, 2005 10:09 AM

It hasn't felt like Xmas since I was...uhmmmm...oh, about eight, maybe, and I got my Vertibird Rescue Ship. Now that was Xmas.

Nowadays it's too much work pleasing ungrateful hordes. I cook, therefore I am in demand.

Bullshitted by bitterman on December 16, 2005 10:46 AM

It takes a metro to know a metro.

Bullshitted by Sadie on December 16, 2005 11:39 AM

.. I'm definitely feeling the love... and the compassion...

Bullshitted by Eric on December 16, 2005 11:44 AM

This is the first Christmas without either of my parents and Christmas day would have been their 51st anniversary. They eloped on Christmas, 1954.

Hope you have all your loved ones with you this holiday and hug them one extra time for me.

Bullshitted by Junebugg on December 16, 2005 01:07 PM

It's feeling more so here, but it is hard not to when there are little people with boundless energy with great anticipation.

I'm so easy to shop for. I give my husband a list, a practical list. Truth be told, I think to some degree it makes him nuts.

Bullshitted by Bou on December 16, 2005 04:11 PM